Louis Thomas Event at Grand View School

Hug It Out Image

Children's Author Louis Thomas

Author of Hug It Out

Thursday, February 23rd at 9:45am at Grand View School (Private Event)

Pre-Order Books for School Delivery

To Order:

In the comments field, please note the name of your child and the teacher's name so that we can arrange to deliver it to your child at school.  When you are checking out online,  select "pick up at store" for the delivery method, but we will deliver to Grand View School before or on the day of the event.  The books that have been pre-ordered cannot be picked up at the store ahead of time.

All online orders need to be paid in advance through the website.   Order deadline is Monday, February 20th to ensure books arrive at the school by the day of the event.  We are happy to take orders after February 20th to deliver after the event. 

Please direct questions to margotfarris@mac.com or Heidi Snively.

Louis Thomas graduated from Gobelins, Paris, and CalArts, Los Angeles, in 2012. He then worked full-time in Californian animation studios before returning to France. Louis currently lives and works with his cat Pipo in his art studio, which can be found between the Pantheon and the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris, France.

His brand new book is Hug It Out (Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Jan 2017). 

A fresh, funny take on sibling rivalry and conflict resolution, as two sparring siblings are forced to "hug it out."

Mom has had enough of Woody and Annie's incessant fighting. When her pleas for sharing and apologizing are ignored, she demands they "hug it out." At first, the warring siblings are confused. Hugging? But after a long afternoon of forced embraces, the brother and sister decide to call a truce to avoid yet another icky hug. However it doesn't take long for them to miss that newfound closeness. And soon they're looking for something to fight about so they can hug it out once more

Adults will delight in a new solution to conflict, while kids will enjoy yelling "HUG IT OUT " at each familiar situation. With subversive humor and smart, eye-catching illustrations, Louis Thomas's debut is a cheeky tribute to sibling rivalry and (cuddly) compromise.


Event date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:45am
Event address: 
455 24th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hug It Out! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374303143
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - January 3rd, 2017

A fresh, funny take on sibling rivalry and conflict resolution, as two sparring siblings are forced to "hug it out."